Holding Out For A Hero

In these grim times, we need heroes. Real heroes who are willing to take up the mantle for the oppressed and downtrodden. Davids who aren’t afraid of Goliaths. Step forward Patrick Kelly. Mr Kelly is the licensee of the Mess House in Oldham. He objected to Oldham’s proposed hard-line blanket ban on drinks promotions and their daft ideas such as post office queuing.

For, as was pointed out to the licensing committee, there was no evidence of any trouble caused by drinks promotions at his premises. Indeed, he has only ever had one drinks promotion, anyway. So, as Trading Standards couldn’t refute his claims, it would be unfair to penalise him based solely on generic disorderliness in the town centre. And the committee agreed.

Sadly he is (so far) the only licensee to step forward and challenge the council’s bullyboy tactics. Hopefully, now that their legally dubious and morally corrupt campaign has suffered a blow, others will follow suit

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"In these grim times, we need heroes. Real heroes who are willing to take up the mantle for the oppressed and downtrodden."

Thank you!

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